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On Saturday night, Antifa and other far-left militants in Portland gathered for a vigil held for Patrick Lyoya, a black man who was fatally shot by a Grand Rapids officer earlier this month, and caused damage across the northern part of the city to small businesses as well as a Portland Police Bureau precinct.
According to Portland Police, the group gathered in Peninsula Park, and began marching through the city at 9 pm.
Members of the group reportedly vandalized a coffee shop in the 6000 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, breaking its windows and launching what police said were explosive devices at the building. A few blocks away, group members defaced a bank, and broke the widow of another nearby bank building.
Police noted that three bus shelters were also damaged, and numerous street signs were vandalized, scrawled with graffiti.
The group later marched towards the Portland Police’s North Precinct, where at least one of the group members started a fire in a dumpster, which was later extinguished by Portland Fire and Rescue after officers tried unsuccessfully to put the flames out.
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